NC DOT Wastes Taxpayer Dollars on Property Fight

Last week, we told you about the N.C. Supreme Court case Kirby v. NC DOT, case that will determine whether the NC government has the right to legally take land from property owners just because they might want to build a road on the land sometime in the future. (Read that blog here: https://www.nclandlawyer.com/blog/uncategorized/nc-supreme-court-to-rule-on-unfair-property-taking-by-nc-dot) A story…

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Henson Fuerst Fighting for Tax Rate Reductions in Pender County

As a part of the Map Act (which allows the NC DOT to take a person’s property “just in case” they want to build a road there in a year or two or twenty), under North Carolina General Statutes (N.C.G.S.) 105-277.9 and 105-277.9A, property owners are supposed to get an automatic tax rate reduction of 50%…

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NC Supreme Court to Rule on Unfair Property Taking by NC DOT

The biggest landowner-related legal issue right now is the case called Kirby v. North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT). The decision will affect property owners across all of North Carolina, not only the plaintiff in the case. Here’s the case in a nutshell:  Right now, thanks to a law called the Map Act, the…

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One Route Eliminated for Southern 540 Loop

For residents in Wake County affected by the future southern Highway 540 beltline loop, the North Carolina DOT just announced the elimination of the ‘red route’ from the roadway alternatives.  The process of determining the final route will linger for many months to come, but this is at least one step forward. Henson Fuerst currently…

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Hampstead Bypass Already a Headache for Landowners

Imagine this: You buy or inherit a tract of land and plan to build your dream home; the home you want to raise your family in; your retirement home. Before you can pour the foundation, the government designates your land part of a “Transportation Corridor”an area being considered for road development. The result: Your land is…

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